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Quick Facts

  • Awards

    6 Awards

  • Physician Office Systems Recognition Program
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home
  • Patients' Choice Award
  • On-Time Doctor Award
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition
  • Regional Top Doctors
  • Accepted Insurance

  • First Health
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Aetna
  • Highmark BCBS
  • Cigna

Doctors in Pma Medical Specialists

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Ratings & Comments

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The Overall Average Patient Rating of Pma Medical Specialists when asked is excellent. Pma Medical Specialists has been reviewed by 108 patients. The rating is 3.6 out of 5 stars.

The average wait time to see a doctor at Pma Medical Specialists as provided by patient reviews is 18 minutes. By comparison, the national average for a pre-vist wait time is 21 minutes.

Specialties

9 specialties

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Pulmonary Disease

    A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
    These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
    Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
    Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.

  • Gastroenterology

    A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Allergy and Immunology

    An allergy & immunology specialist is a physician who is specially trained in matters pertaining to chronic and acute allergies, as well as deficiencies of the immune system. The doctor will determine whether an allergy, which attacks our immune system, is present. They'll also determine the cause, whether it be environmental triggers like trees and pollen, food-borne like peanuts and dairy, the venom of insects like bees, or a medication like penicillin.
    In addition to determining the allergen causing an immunological response in a patient, the specialist will treat the symptoms caused by the reaction.

  • Critical Care Medicine

    Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
    Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.

  • Nephrology

    A nephrologist is a physician who is specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the kidneys or renal system.
    A nephrologist will determine through urine analysis, blood test, X-ray, sonogram, or kidney biopsy how well the kidneys are functioning and will then prescribe a special diet and exercise program, medication or dialysis - a process by which a machine filters the blood when the kidney is no longer capable of doing so.

  • Family Medicine

    A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
    The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.

  • Hematology and Oncology

    An Oncologist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of different cancers. This physician has extensive knowledge of the different signs and symptoms of cancer, as well as the various methods of treatment.
    Oncologists diagnose cancer through methods such as biopsy, endoscopy, X-ray, blood tests, ultrasound, and different forms of nuclear medicine. They treat cancer through surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy, or antibody treatments.
    If it is determined that a cancer cannot successfully be treated, oncologists then focus on providing palliative care, the use of pain medication to make a dying person more comfortable.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Pma Medical Specialists is affiliated with the following hospitals

  • Madigan Healthcare System Tacoma, WA 98431
  • Pottstown Memorial Medical Center Pottstown, PA 19464
  • The Christ Hospital Cincinnati, OH 45219
  • Phoenixville Hospital University of PA Health System Phoenixville, PA 19460
  • Hospital of the University of PA Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • Pennsylvania Hospital University PA Health System Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Phoenixville Hospital University PA Health System Phoenixville, PA 19460
  • Pottstown Memorial Medical Center Pottstown, PA 19464
  • Reading Hospital & Medical Center West Reading, PA 19611
  • Education

    Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools

  • University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine
  • New York Medical College
  • Albert Einstein College Of Medicine
  • Drexel University College Of Medicine
  • Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University
  • Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
  • Jawaharlal Institute Of Postgraduate Medicine And Research
  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine
  • Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Nearby Group Practices

    Pma Medical Specialists is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Pottstown, PA.

  • Coventry Medical Group Oncology

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    Pottstown, PA

  • Vascular Diagnostic Center PC

    Group Practice

    Pottstown, PA

  • Nova Anesthesia Pro

    Group Practice

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Information About Group Practices

What is a Group Practice?

According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine

Why Group Practice?

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.

Benefits of Group Practice

As medicine became more complex in the twentieth century, the need for group practices made more sense. Physicians found it impossible to know everything about the emerging drugs and technologies on the medical landscape. In addition, the cost of providing a full range of diagnostic services, such as tests and X-rays, in one location became prohibitive to the individual practitioner. Hence, doctors from various disciplines began to team together in order to provide more comprehensive care to their community of patients.